EU reaffirms support for govt’s education, nutrition initiatives

The Delegation of the European Union to Laos (EU) has reiterated its support for the government’s ongoing efforts to develop and improve the education system and nutrition in all areas of the country.This includes financial and technical assistance for initiatives such as the Basic Education ...

Sangkhomsay Bubphanouvong

Region getting productive on food safety in Vientiane

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Delegations from the governments and academia of various Asian Productivity Organisation (APO) member countries have gathered in Vientiane to learn and share experiences on food safety regulations and related issues.Director General, Department of Small and Medium Enterprise Promotion, Mr Bountheung Douangsavanh ...

News Desk

DPM urges ongoing investment in nutrition

Laos will continue to promote investment in nutrition at the local level to create communities that can sustainably produce and have access to nutritious food.Although the malnutrition situation has improved, investing in nutrition for local communities is still playing a critical role to meet the ...

Phetphoxay Sengpaseuth

New Data Reveals Progress On Nutritional Status of Children

(KPL) New data on the progress on the nutritional status of children was shared today, Dec 9, in Vientiane using the National Information Platforms for Nutrition (NIPN), which aims at strengthening information systems for nutrition to prevent malnutrition and its consequences, showing advancement on implementing ...

KPL News Desk

Multi-sectoral approach launches projects to reduce undernutrition

Two new projects, namely Reducing Rural Poverty and Malnutrition, and Scaling-Up Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene, were launched in Vientiane on Wednesday to tackle the issue of childhood undernutrition.The projects are being supported by the World Bank at a cost of 460 billion kip (US$52 ...

Keoviengkhone Bounviseth

Laos highlights nutrition as Asean tackles human capital development

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Senior representatives from Asean member countries and development partners met in Bangkok, Thailand, recently to discuss strategies to accelerate regional human capital development through integrated policy investments and innovative policy reforms.Speaking at the Asean High-Level Meeting on Human Capital Development, Deputy ...

Phetphoxay Sengpaseuth

UN-Lao partnership centres on people’s wellbeing

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The United Nations (UN) has listed the improvement of Lao people’s living conditions as being at the heart of all the development programmes it plans to carry out in Laos in the coming years, according to the new United Nations chief ...

Ekaphone Phouthonesy

Could Edible Insects be The Next Big Industry for Laos?

Edible insects first sparked international attention in 2013 when the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) published a reportreferring to them as one way to solve the global food shortage.At that time, FAO noted that insects as food and feed emerge as an especially relevant issue in ...

The Laotian Times

Rising food prices hit low income earners in Laos

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Many people, especially those on low incomes, look set to suffer as food prices continue to spiral.They say that rising food prices are driving up the cost of living, which means they have to eat less or change their lifestyle to ...

News Desk

Saravan stepping up inspections for chemical food contaminants

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The Ministry of Health has called on Saravan province to redouble efforts in inspecting seafood, meat and vegetable imports from neighbouring countries following another discovery of chemical contaminants in these foods.The presence of illegal chemical preservatives in imported seafood, vegetables and ...

Phetphoxay Sengpaseuth

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